Valentine’s Day is a cherished day that so many of us anxiously anticipate as we look forward to receiving lavish romantic gifts, including boxes of rich chocolate truffles, beautiful vibrant bouquets of roses, exquisite fine jewelry and memorable candlelight dinners. There is no denying that lovely gifts like these do indeed bring some happiness to our lives at that given moment, but having a pet in your life will bring years and years of happiness and joy to our lives because pets truly love unconditionally, faithfully and loyally. As a matter of fact, studies have shown and confirmed that in addition to making people happier, pets also add years to our lives by making us healthier by reducing stress, depression and lowering blood pressure. Regardless of whether or not we are having a good or bad day or look our worst, a pet will still love show unconditional love and offer as much love as they possibly can, which is the number one reason why a pet is the most loyal and sweetest valentine of all.
Animal shelters throughout Chicago such as PAWS Chicago, Felines and Canines, Chicago Canine Rescue, Red Door Shelter, Orphans of the Storm, West Suburban Humane Society, Animal House Shelter, Harmony House for Cats, A.D.O.P.T Pet Shelter, Famous Fido Rescue and many more have adorable pets who are anxiously wanting to go to forever homes. As we all know, pets in general provide a wealth of unconditional love and companionship but older pets uniquely display a deeper level of love, devotion, loyalty, faithfulness and commitment to their pet parents. What most of us do not realize is that adopting an older pet can be truly rewarding as elderly pets tend to be more mellow, gentle and easy going, which makes them more suitable for someone who prefers a quieter household.
The Treehouse Humane Society and Lake Shore Animal Shelter can give you lots of helpful and useful information about pet adoptions throughout Chicagoland. Having a pet is a blessing and undeniably the sweetest valentine of all, but it is important to understand that a pet is a long term commitment that can last up to fifteen years or longer, depending on the type or breed of the pet, so before you bring a pet into your life, please educate yourself about what it takes to be a pet parent. Saving a life is and giving a loving permanent home to a homeless animal is one of the most gratifying and fulfilling things in the world to do, and the unconditional love and loyalty that a pet gives is the most humbling acts of kindness to experience for many years to come.